well thats almost it for this summer !!

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hammers07

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« on: August 07, 2007, 12:27 »
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out of everything ive planted the only things that are left and useable are onions, leeks and runnerbeans and a few strawberries but they are mainly in flower with very little fruit.

Cabbage,cauli,broccoli , sprouts eaten by pidgeons and those that did survive have rotted away

tomatoes rotted or got blight

potatoes - good to start with but blight set-in and now they are rotting in the ground, those i have salvaged of late are tasteless, cucumbers rotted or eaten, courgettes good crop to start but tatsteless and short shelf life

red onions- rotted or bolted

rasberries - no fruit at all all new shoots just dropped off or died.

sweetcorn -does not really seem to be doing much small thin fruit not ripened - or is it too early yet ?

peas -good crop to start but rotted away

mangetout - as peas

chilli peppers rotted, aubergine rotted,

carrots mushy -

capiscums - rotted away

broad beans excellent crop to start but have all gone brown and rotten

beetroots - very tiny don't seem to be growing any more

lettuces good crop but soon rotted in the wet

ALL_IN_ALL  useless really.


I want to start clearing soon what do i do once i have cleared away all the blight infected potatoes - do i need to treat the soil ?
A slug is for life not just for the allotment

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 12:35 »
Similar story here too - tomatoes blighted, beetroot miniscule, beans a washout etc.  Still as they say "it will be better next year".  'Fraid I have no advice about the soil.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 14:02 »
heavy lime the lot and dont plant spuds  except on the cabbage or the like ground .. dont lime that bit
still alive /............

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 17:03 »
:roll:

It seems we are all in the same boat unfortunately. Reading your list is like looking at a mirror image of mine. What a shocking year!!!!.

Oh Well, better start preparing now, nothing much left to grow now. SIGH!

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 22:04 »
Everything of yours got off to a great start, so just keep thinking what it will be like next year when the weather is better  :lol:  :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 08:18 »
weve had a mixed bag this year really,my tomatoes are at home and seem to be doing really well but cabbages and caulis were a let down,beetroot was not as good as last year and peas seemed disappointing,but on a good note my sprouts are coming on a treat :lol:

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Sadgit

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 08:37 »
total mixed bag for me this year... not the best year to start having a lottie.
The only things that are going good guns are my dozens of chilli plants.

Sweetcorn is ok, about 3ft tall and only 1 or 2 cobs on each.
Butternut squash, errr no fruit at all... on all 15 or so plants.
Onions - amazing crop hardly any bolted this year.
garlic - dodo dodo dodo.. from 51 planted I got maybe 10-15 usable bulbs

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007, 09:11 »
as i planted a large area for spuds  its annoying to think i can't use that area next year as they all got blight - still it got me to dig it over - caulis going in the space this year  - like others most of veg dissapointing except courgettes only three plants  variety tri ( round yellow , pale green and dark green) neighbours now hide when when they see me coming up the path in case I have more to give away and the family are begging me to stop serving them every meal :lol:

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Oh come on chaps ...
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 09:30 »
... collective chins up eh??

It's just awful when all your hard work is defeated by things totally beyond your control, but there is always next year ... oh and clearly diggerjoe will be keeping us all in courgettes for weeks yet  :D

We've actually been quite lucky here in the South East, blight on the tomatoes was my one real heartbreak.   But I didn't do well with caulis or my early plantings of broccoli.  Beans were slow to germinate but they're away now.

One oddity of the year though is that my beetroot were slow to germinate and now are slow to mature ... plants are healthy, leaves looking a picture and the beets are small and firm, but I could do with one or two chubbing up a bit!

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muntjac

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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 10:23 »
stick a bit of super phosphate around em . ( 1/4 teaspoon per ) :wink:

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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 17:33 »
I've had a mixed bag too here in Leeds. I've got a freezer full of black, red and white currants and  gooseberries - the blackcurrants as big as marbles! Raspberries and strawberries very poor.
But... one meals worth of potatoes, two meals worth of onions, no sign of my beans, peas and mangetouts,  three carrots survived. Spinach disappointing.
On the other hand, brocolli sprouts and leeks are coming on fine (fingers crossed) and we have been eating a cucumber a day for the last two weeks - think I need to find a relish recipe soon. Also the sun has made the tomatoes come on a treat.
A bit disapponting but when I read how others have suffered I realise it could have been worse!
monica

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 19:41 »
Well we did really well this year,we had a great crop of WEEDS! :evil:

No joking aside we had loads of potatoes considering it was our first  time growing them,loads of onions that are now in the garage,lettuce beets & radishes still growing and about 3 strawberries so far WOOHOO   :D

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007, 20:36 »
i have had a great year - under the circumstances - but i grew 3 times as much as i would have normally grown (sharing the produce to a winning bid in a charity auction) but the person hasn't collected any veg for nearly 6 weeks now - so i have had a real glut - if they don't collect soon - there won't be anything left  :lol: i have started giving it away to freecyclers - if i get something useful from them.

the only let down for me has been toms at the plot - showed signs of blight - so i took off green toms (to ripen indoors) and pull up the plants - still got enough at home though - so not really a disaster.

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2007, 06:26 »
3 degs Celsius at 5am this morning.  I ask you!!

Nearly a bl**dy groundfrost in early August.  I just don't believe this so-called summer!   :evil:  :evil:

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mushroom

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2007, 09:43 »
Quote from: "whisky_golf"
3 degs Celsius at 5am this morning.  I ask you!!


 :shock:  :D Actually, that kind of thing is more usual than you might imagine. If you get a still night and a clear dry air mass (probably polar maritime), and if you're away from the coast, radiative cooling can be very substantial even in the height of 'summer'.



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